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Free Unlimited Voice/Unlimited Text/500 LTE MB Data (first week)
From Then On: Free 1000 min voice, 1000 text, 500 MB LTE (and Unlimited R+ to R+ Voice & Text) / Month + (optionally add an extra GB data for $8/ Month or pay $0.02/ Per MB)
It looks like the slickdeals community has spoken.
After slick deals for RingPlus plans with 2000 minutes and 1000 MB data, these deals with 1000 minutes and only 500 MB data do not cut it.
Combine that with the fact that current customers cannot upgrade their current plans, and the result is many thumbs down.
Includes hotspot tethering!
Tuesday, October 20, 2pm PDT - 10pm PDT
New accounts only (or you can add a line to your existing account)
First Week: Free Unlimited Voice/Unlimited Text/500 LTE MB Data
From Then On: Free 1000 min voice, 1000 texts, 500 MB LTE (and unlimited R+ to R+ talk and text) / Month
1) You can add multiple GB of LTE data for $8 each if you like
2) No contract! (Cell Phones Only)
3) Real cell service, not VoIP
4) Free voicemail to email
5) Hotspot tethering enabled
6) Emergency number setup and social network integration
7) Free parental control features (block data, texts, and picture mail, blacklist or whitelist calls, and block all calls and texts by time)
8) Over 25 RingPlus+ Radio stations included. Choose from Billboard Top 100 to Classical, or stay up-to-date with World and Financial News
9) WiFi calling via Sip client available.
10) In-call live cloud translator available.
11) Bring Your Own Sprint Device. www.ringplus.ne
12) Overages are billed $0.02 cents Min/Text/Data
Go to www.ringplus.ne
Then proceed with the activation of your cell phone. Follow the links on our website.
A $10 top up is required during signup. If, and only if, the balance reaches $0, another $10 auto top up will automatically occur. Don't throw away money on activation fees
Social Media Requirement: Please connect your new Next Generation Plan 1 account to any of the three social networks during signup (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and post about this promotion. Be sure to include a link to ringplus.net. If you connect via Twitter, for your convenience an auto-post saying the following will be posted for you:
Just signed up for free cell service. If you want it too, check out ringplus.net Thanks #dontgetmilked
Q: Who is RingPlus?
A: They are a Sprint mvno (reseller).
Q: How is RingPlus different compared to other Sprint mvno's?
A: Company inserts their own ringback tones when you make a call.
Q: What do you mean by ringback tone?
A: You make a call and then hear "ring" "ring "ring" until the other party answers. RingPlus replaces the "ring"(s).
Q: Will the other party hear anything different?
Q: Can I replace what is being played after I dial?
A: You cannot eliminate it. There is alternative content that can be chosen for the account's Dashboard.
Q: Why was this thread rated thumbs-down for weeks?
A: RingPlus first started this concept of free phone service in 2013. By mid 2014, almost everybody had their accounts cancelled.
Q: Why should I trust RingPlus now?
A: You have to believe that their business model now is viable & that they have learned from their mistakes.
Q: What is the minimum calling requirement for the free service?
A: 1 call every 60 days. However, using your phone regularly will help allow RingPlus to continually offer free service.
Q: Do you have any numbers I can call just to listen to content?
A: AudioNow - http://www.audionow.co
Q: Anything else I can do to support RingPlus?
A: During the ringback tone, press 5 to get more information. There is no charge or obligation to do this.
Q: Does RingPlus have a limit on the number of free users? Would they mind if my friends & relatives signed up as well?
A: In 2013 and 2014, you could only sign up during the promo periods. Now, RingPlus wants everyone to spread the word so they can sign up as many different people as possible.
Q: Can I have more than 1 phone (for family members) on my account?
A: Yes. But if you are signing up for others and then letting them manage that phone in the future, it might be a better idea to sign them up using a different account. RingPlus is also "considering" implementing a feature where ownership of a phone can be transferred to someone else.
Q: If I have more than 1 phone on my account, are the units (minutes, text, and data) shared among all users?
Q: Why should I use RingPlus instead of Freedompop?
A: RingPlus does not require a smarthpone app using mobile data to make calls and sent texts. For Freedompop, you need to have a supported phone that you purchased from them (or pay $20 if you already have a phone on their suported list). Furthermore, you need to have a good data connection AND Freedompop's SIP app has to work reliably. Voicemail is also an extra feature on Freedompop. While it does not happen to everybody, Freedompop is also infamous for surprise charges. On the other hand, Freedompop gives much more data. You know, nobody says you must choose one or the other. You could use both services or choose neither if they do not fit your needs. Do what is best for your situation.
Q: RingPlus and/or Sprint sucks!
A: In the prepaid phone world, one size does not fit all. It is called Having Choices.
Q: How do I signup?
A: Have a Sprint-base phone that passes their validation checker. https://my.ringplus.net/device_va...que
https://my.ringplus.net/registrations/new Within the account settings is where you select add your info and select a plan.
Q: Does RingPlus give me a number when signing up?
A: Yes. Number is from your region, but you have no choice on the exact number they issue.
Q: How come I am getting an error when trying to sign up?
A: System will not allow activations in non-Sprint areas, so try a different address. Alternatively, try a different credit card.
Q: What free plans are available?
A: Free Plan, Pepper Plan, Truly Free Plan, VIP Free Plan, VIP Pepper Plan, Diversity Plan, Junior Plan, Future Plan, and Jasmine Plan.
Q: What is the Free Plan?
A: First free plan offered in 2015 and started on June 13, 2015. You get 200 minutes + 50 texts + 10mb LTE data. A credit card or debit card is required. Auto top up is not required. Plan is always available for now.
Q: What is the Pepper Plan?
A: First offered on June 30, 2015. You get 250 minutes + 500 texts + 10mb LTE data. Auto top up is required using a debit or credit card. Minimum top up now is $5 + tax so your balance is never $0. If you never reach $0, there would be no need to add any additional money to the account. If you have an existing balance, you will not be charged the $5 minimum until your balance reaches 0. Plan now seems to be always available.
Q: What is the Truly Free Plan?
A: Introduced on July 15, 2015. You get 125 minutes + 40 texts + 10mb LTE data. No credit or debit card is required. All you need is a phone and an email address. Plan is expected to be always available. Obviously, you would need to top up with a card if you need more units for the month. Company also intends to implement soon a cash top up system using retail chains.
Q: What is the VIP Free Plan?
A: Introduced on August 19, 2015. Plan is an upgrade to the Free Plan and only available during designated promos. Users get 110mb instead of 10mb.
Q: What is the VIP Pepper Plan?
A: Also began on August 19, 2015. Plan is an upgrade to the Pepper Plan and only available during designated promos. Users get 260mb instead of 10mb. On 10/1/15, VIP Pepper plan was changed to 250 minutes + 500 texts + 280 mb.
Q: What is the Diversity Plan?
A: Opened on 8/27/15. Top up of $5 is required immediately regardless of current balance. Diversity Plan will include 300 minutes + 500 texts + 300mb. As soon as you go over the minutes, text or mb, you will be charged $5 and given another set of whatever category you went over. That means you would get either another 300 minutes or 500 texts or 300mb for $5. This extra set can rollover up to 2 months. If the $5 automatic charge fails, the line will be converted to the Truly Free plan. Plan is only available during designated promos.
Q: What is the difference between Pepper(and VIP Pepper) and Diversity Plans?
A: The important difference is that the Pepper Plan's overages are 2 cents per minute, text, or megabyte. Overage on the Diversity Plan is $5 for an additional chunk of minutes, text, OR data. Whether Pepper/VIP Pepper or Diversity is best for you depends on how much usage your line uses each month.
Q: What is the Junior Plan?
A: Began 9/17/15. Junior Plan is like the Diversity plan except tailored for daily use. Users get 10 minutes + 10 texts + 10mb Lte data everyday.
If you go over 10 minutes of talk for the day, you will be charged $1.00 and get unlimited talk for the next 24 hours. Anything over 10 texts in the day will trigger a 50 cent charge where you get unlimited texts for 24 hours. After 10mb that day, the overage is 2 cents per megabyte.
Like the Diversity Plan, Junior plan requires a top up of $5.00 immediately. Top ups expires in 2 months. Likewise, you are only charged if you go over. In both Diversity and Junior, there is no added charge if you stay within the limits.
Q: What is the Jasmine Plan?
A: Introduced 10/1/15. Plan gives 500 texts + 500 minutes + 500mb per month. A top up of $5 is required. This plan is like Diversity in that any overage will set off an auto top up of $5 only for the category that went over. That extra minutes or texts or data expires in 60 days.
Q: What is the Future Plan?
A: A ONE-TIME ONLY plan that was available on 9/22/15 from 6-9PDT. Users who signed up got 1000 minutes + 1000 texts + 1000mb per month.
Q:What is the difference between the Future Plans' Phase 1, 2, 3, and 4?
Phase 1 Promo for 9/22/15. $5 initial top up. No auto top up required. No social media post.
Phase 2 Promo for 9/24/15. $5 initial top up. Auto top up required. Post to Facebook.
Phase 3 Promo for 9/29/15. $5 initial top up. Auto top up required. Post to Twitter for new users during the day promo. Post to Facebook for Current users during night promo.
Phase 4 Promo for 10/1/15. $10 initial top up. Auto top up required. Post to Linkedln.
Phase 5 Promo for 10/2&3/15. $10 initial top up. Auto top up required. No social media. Iphone & HTC Desire 510 okay. Any other phone requires a port in from T-Mobile or T-Mobile mvno.
Phase 6 Promo for 10/3&4/15. $10 initial top up. Auto top up required. Post to social media on the honor system.
Phase 7 Promo for 10/7/15. $10 initial top up. Auto top up required. Post to Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedln.
Phase 8 Promo for 10/8/15. Open to users of any Iphone or Nexus device that works on the Sprint network. $25 for sim. $10 initial top up. Auto top up required. Post to social media on the honor system.
Phase 9 Promo for 10/9/15. Open for new lines. 1500 minutes + 1500 texts + 500mb data. $5 initial top up. Auto top up required. Post to social media. Tethering allowed.
Phase 10 Promo for 10/18/15. Open for new lines. 2000 minutes + 500 texts + 1000mb data. $10 initial top up. Auto top up required. Restaurant link from Yelp need on signup. Post to social media.
Q: How do I signup for the upgrade mailing list?
Q: After I reach my allotment of LTE data, am I then reduced to a slower speed?
A: No. There is no more data unless you pay for more.
Q: I am on a free plan, can I switch to the Pepper Plan during the promo?
A: Yes. The Pepper Plan would start when your current month ends. The $5 will not be charged until the Pepper Plan begins for your account.
Q: How much will it cost if I go over?
A: 2 cents per minute, text, or megabyte.
Q: Does toll-free numbers count toward by minutes?
Q: How about other features and costs?
Q: What is this 1gb for $8 promo?
A: For $8 a month, you get 1gb LTE data each month that does not rollover. Offer is only available during designated promotional periods.
Q: Is it more economical to sign up for the $8 promo or just pay 2 cents per megabyte?
A: Breakeven amount is about 483mb of data. Use more than 483mb? The $8 promo would cost less. If you a more than $8 in your account, system will take only $8. With no money in your account, the system will charge $8 + tax from your credit card.
Q: What does Free Ports In + $2 Top ups mean?
A: That is another limited time promotion where port ins from another service is free. Normal charge is $7.99 + tax. Once the port is completed, RingPlus will credit your account with $2.
Q: What phones officially work with RingPlus?
A: Phones designed for the Sprint network. Here is the official policy from RingPlus:
Q: What about Sprint Prepaid, Virgin, and Boost phones?
A: Prepaid phones are supposed to be used for 1 year on that brand's service first, but that is not always the case. If the phone passes the Devices Check & you can register the phone, you are in.
Q: Can I put XXXXXXX prepaid phone on RingPlus?
A: Some are listed in the wiki. Also, search this thread to see if anybody has done it and also use the link above to check to see if it passes.
Q: Is a smartphone required?
Q: Will RingPlus cancel my account if I put in a phone that wrongly passes the Checker?
A: In 2013, RingPlus did cancel accounts with prepaid phones. Now they are saying they will not cancel anybody. The Checker is actually from Sprint. RingPlus has no control over it nor can they see any of the details.
Q: I am not too technical and just want to get a phone that works with RingPlus. Does RingPlus sell phones?
A: Yes. https://store.ringplus.
Q: Is signing up during the promo periods like Black Friday where the website grinds to a halt?
A: In 2013, that was often the case. So far in 2015, there have been no reported issues like that. Of course, it does not hurt to already be registered and ready to enter your info when a promo starts.
Q: I just signed up. What do I need to do to get the phone to work?
A: Look in your dashboard for instructions. You will need to edit the MDN (10 digit phone number) & MSID (account) on the phone. You might need to update the PRL as well.
Q: I cannot verify Google Voice.
A: Known issue that is being worked on. Some folks have gotten it to work after continuously reentering the verification code.
Q: Any other services like Google Voice where I can park my real number in case I want to change services later on?
Q: Can I change phones (ESN Swap) on my account?
A: Yes. Cost is 99 cents. https://discourse.ringp
Q: Is wifi calling supported?
A: Yes, but you use your minutes even if calls are made with a sip app
Q: I heard there are call-in apps that cost money? Is it easy to get charged for them?
A: In-call apps such as Translator and Recall are activated when the user hits ** + Number during the call. Accidently activating a in-call app is unlikely.
Q: How do I check usage?
A: Via website or Android app https://play.google.com/store/app...oard&hl=e
Q: I just noticed if a voicemail is left on either my LG Volt or Kyocera Hydro, I don't really get a notification that I have a voicemail unless I turn on the SMS notification.
A: RingPlus doesn't support normal voicemail notifications. You can only set up notification via SMS or email. If you want normal voicemail status icons on your phone, you can install the R+Notifications https://play.google.com/store/app...ification
Q: Do SMS voicemail notifications count against your monthly limit?
A: No, not anymore. They used to, but RingPlus changed their system so that all text messages sent by RingPlus (the company) are now free. This also include those text messages you get if you press '5' during a ringback advertisement.
Q: Other than changing the ringback tone Radio Station, what are some of the other Dashboard features?
A: Call filter (blacklist and whitelist), Service filters (disable sms, mms, data for certain periods of the day), Enable or Disable (sms, mms, data, and roaming), Change phone number (99 cents), Swap Phones (99 cents), and play your voice mail.
Q: How much is mms (picture messaging)
A: 4 Cents each.
Q: How much is roaming?
A: 14 cents a minute, 55 cents per megabyte. Good to have but too expensive to use everyday. You would need to link a bank account to Zipmark. This means that users have to go out of their way to setup up roaming before it works.
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All PROMOS LISTED HERE https://store.ringplus.
UPDATED 10/14/15 Roaming Registration Advisory:
Q. Can you roam to non-Sprint towers such as Verizon?
Roaming can provide coverage in areas where Sprint coverage is too weak to connect. For example, you could roam to a Verizon tower when a Sprint tower was not in the area. With RingPlus, you have to register through another company to enable roaming. Charges are 14 cents a minute, 55 cents per megabyte, so avoiding roaming calls and disabling data roaming on your phone are highly recommended.
To enable roaming, you have to link your checking account to Zipmark, so be aware of the extensive personal information they require, which should be a concern to anyone in this day and age of identity theft and the ordeal that can get you into for the rest of your life.
- 1) Real name
- 2) Drivers license number
- 3) Last 4 of your Social Security number (worse than you think)
- 4) Checking account number
- 5) Birth date
UPDATED 10/12/15 with Swapping and Tethering tips. Feel free to contribute.
Quote :Goal - swap 2 phones between 2 plans with aid of a 3rd phone or ESN which is inactive, and swapping can be done immediately without a waiting period. First make sure your RingPlus balance on each plan has enough to cover the swaps. In this example $2 on Plan A, $1 on Plan B. The plans do not have to be on the same RingPlus account.
Plan A - has Phone A
Plan B - has Phone B
Phone C is an inactive Phone or ESN
1) Plan A - swap from Phone A to Phone C
2) Plan B -swap from Phone B to Phone A
3) Plan A - swap from Phone C to Phone B
4) Phone C is back to being inactive
*Each of the 3 device swaps costs 99 cents each, so it costs about $3 to complete a three way swap as shown.
Canceling a free line ties up the phone until the next billing cycle if you are trying to activate a NEW free line with the phone, just as if the phone was swapped out of a free plan. Doing a device swap on a different free plan to the phone from the canceled free plan works immediately..
VM Lumia 635: stock, native hotspot menu for wifi sharing.
Registration starts at Sunday (September. 13th, 2015) after the 5th Avenue Mile Run for Life at 9am PDT and closes at 5pm PDT. You can sign up at ringplus.net, and get info and phones in the RingPlus Store!
:2015-08-16 Don't get Milked Promo:
Enrollment starts Sunday at noon (PST) for 3 hours.
New subscribers to each Unlimited Talk and Text paid plan gets an
added 1 GIG each month
New subscribers to each Free Pepper plan get additional 250 MB added each month.
New subscribers to each other paid plan get an additional 250 MB each month
New Subscribe to the free plan get 100 MB added each month.
:2015-07-17 Truly Free Plan:
No credit card required
125 Minutes; 40 Texts; 10 MB LTE/3G Data; Available Wifi Calling; 4? MMS; 2? Overage
JULY 15, 2015: New Pepper Registration open. Will include 250 minutes, 500 texts, and 10 MB for Free per month.
Requires a $5.00 top-up balance that is initially charged at sign-up.and will auto top-up $5.00 each time the account balance reaches zero. Overages charged at 2 cent per minute/ text/ MB
1 Gig Promo for $8 on July 15 for 48 hours. RingPlus is now offering its Big $8 Gig Promotion! For just $8 you can add 1GB of data to any RingPlus Plan, and it will auto renew on your account at the same rate until you opt out! Subject to the conditions below, this offer is available to any RingPlus Member whose account is active during the Promotion Dates. The 1GB add-on Members buy will be available for their use for the 30-day period beginning on the day they buy their 1GB, and then any unused data will expire.
Conditions: This offer is available only while supplies last, and is not available for hotspots, tablets, data-only devices, or cell phones used as data-primary devices
(For a list of reported working devices on RingPlus, see below; add yours if you know a working one that is not on the list)
(Please include whether it was New In Box or Used and what brand, VM/Boost/Sprint Pre-Paid or Sprint Post-Paid).
More info http://www.androidhead
The plan provides 200 minutes, 50 text messages, and 10 MB of LTE data per month for free. If you need more, you can add funds to your account to create a credit balance which will be used to pay for overages at 2? per minute, text or MB of data.
Ringplus phone store w/sims https://store.ringplus.
Welcome to the RingPlus Support Ticketing System: http://support.ringplu
Please also post any activation issues you may have on Discourse Forum as well as asking here.
What Device? Stock/Rooted/ROMed?
What the specific issue is?
What you have already tried?
Anything you did and don't want to admit to doing?
The current Free Plan has 200 minutes, 50 texts, and 10 MB of LTE data. Although a credit card is necessary to sign up for this Plan, RingPlus will never charge the card on file unless the RingPlus Member chooses to top up his or her account to get a greater allotment of talk, text, and data. The plan will just stop working when the Member runs out of their allotment of talk, text, and data which will be automatically replenished the next month based on the day they joined RingPlus. This Plan does not require a top up balance.
Welcome to the 2015 Free Plan and congratulations on getting your free cell phone service. Here are the general guidelines:
Free Plans with no voice usage (outbound calls) for more than 60 days may be expired.
Follow our General Terms and Conditions: ringplus.net/legal/members/
That's it! Enjoy
*UPDATE RULES quote from Ringplus
Quote :So the new policy for all MVNOs is that, if they pass our check tool, then they are good to go. They won't be removed or swept from the system.
Brand new VM or Boost phones will likely fail (for a number of reasons), but if they do pass, then they are more than welcome!
ring+ dashboard app https://play.google.com/store/app...oard&hl=e
Here was the original promo from several years ago http://slickdeals.net/f/6239866-ringplus-is-an-ad-supported-cell-service-that-gives-users-300-minutes-and-50-texts-per-month-for-free-next-promo-is-03-28-2014-12-00-12-30pm-pacific
How to activate Virgin Mobile Paylo Samsung Entro on RingPlus
(note the ##):
dial ##VIRGIN# or ##847446#.
For MDN, delete the original numbers first by pushing the back key then enter phone number for mdn.
For MSID, delete the original numbers first by pushing the back key and enter the msid from your RingPlus account page.
(phone will reboot after you select 'done'.)
You may also have to reset the phone.
Basically, you'll never be charged unless you put money on the account specifically for that purpose.
If you have deleted it.. you'll need to find a copy... most likely.
List of devices that works on RingPlus:
Note: If "DATA" is your thing best to find a device that has TRI-BAND, SPRINT SPARK.
Eg Band 26 800mhz for penetration into structures, Band 25 1900mhz, Band 41 2500mhz.
Most older devices are only Single-Band , Band 25 1900mhz.
Kyocera Hydro Vibe (Virgin Mobile, new, never activated on VM)
* Kyocera Hydro (Boost; used worked for me; no-contract)
* LG Realm (Boost; New; no-contract)
* LG Muziq (Sprint; flip-phone; used worked for me; no-contract)
* Nokia Shorty (Virgin Mobile; very old phone; used worked for me; no-contract)
* Samsung Entro (Virgin Moible; flip-phone; used worked for me; no-contract)
* Sanyo SCP-3200 (Sprint flip-phone circa 2007, used)
* Samsung Galaxy S2 (Sprint 2011, used)
* Samsung Rant
* Samsung Epic 4G (WiMax, used)
* Boost Moto G 1st edition (purchased brand new from Best Buy on ~6/23/15...out of box and into new Ring Plus account created on ~6/23/15.)
HTC Evo 4G LTE (Sprint)
Galaxy Nexus (Sprint)
Nokia Lumia 635 (Virgin), NIB (Tri-Band, Eg Sprint Spark.)
LG Lotus Elite (Sprint, Used)
LG VOLT F90 LS740 (Virgin) NIB (Tri-Band, Eg Sprint Spark)
LG VOLT F90 LS740 (Boost) NIB (Tri-Band, Eg Sprint Spark)
LG Volt (Sprint) NIB
LG Tribute(Sprint), used but never activated on Sprint Tri-Band
Kyocera/Sanyo Innuendo (Boost used worked for me)
virgin Kyocera Kona (bought new from RS ~1.5 year ago...used on RP for few months.RP canceled the act. due to non use.new RP act. created on ~6/25/15.
* SG Victory Used (Sprint)
* HTC EVO 4G LTE Used (Sprint)
* HTC Wildfire S (Virgin - bought new Nov 2011, used on Virgin Mobile until May 2015)
Sharp Aquos Crystal (Boost), no contract, deal from last year's BF. Also can be activated on Freedompop BYOD.
Samsung Instinct (Sprint, used)
Samsung Instinct 2 (Sprint, used)
HTC One V (Virgin, used)
* Alcatel One Touch (Virgin Mobile, new in box)
Moto G(1st gen), Sprint Prepaid(new from eBay)
Moto E, Sprint Prepaid(new from Kmart, never activated before)
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